The Abita Springs Push Mow Parade will roll, stroll and ride on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 12:00 pm beginning at Abita Middle School, 72079 Maple St. The Push Mow Parade & Party is a one-hour, down-home parade for Mardi Gras fools of all ages, followed by an after-party at Abita Trailhead that features gumbo, drinks, and prizes awarded to the best or weirdest parade participants. All viewers are encouraged to costume for this family-friendly parade!
Previous parade themes include "Science Fair Projects Gone Wild", "Dollar Store Dumpster Discoveries," "Terrible Theme Park Ideas", and many more themes that have garnered hundreds of humorous entries. The 2022 parade theme and Monarch are to be announced.
Streets will be closed at noon and traffic will be diverted around the town. Visitors should arrive early in order to avoid the disruption to the usual traffic flow. Free parking is available across from Town Hall and along side streets. Biking into town via the Tammany Trace is always a great way to enjoy the parade! Be there!
The Krewe of Push Mow was founded by artist and art educator Ann O'Brien and other Abita Springs artists who thought it would be funny pushing decorated lawn mowers in a parade - thus the name "Krewe of Push Mow." The organization takes pride in its original themes, humorous floats, marching groups, and costumes. It is produced by the Abita Springs Trailhead Museum and Town of Abita Springs.
Photos by George Long.